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12 Empowering Quotes of Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman Quotes

1 – And I prayed to God to make me strong and able to fight, and that’s what I’ve always prayed for ever since.

2 – Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.

3 – Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

4 – I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.

5 – I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.

6 – I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was on of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive.

7 – I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in heaven.

8 – I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can’t say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.

9 – I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.

10 – It wasn’t me, it was the Lord! I always told Him, ‘I trust to you. I don’t know where to go or what to do, but I expect You to lead me,’ and He always did.

11 – Never wound a snake; kill it.

12 – Slavery is the next thing to hell.

 

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21 Turkish Proverbs

Turkish Proverb - No matter how far down the wrong road you've gone, turn back

1 – A knife wound heals; a wound caused by words does not.

2 – A lake forms drop by drop.

3 – A man does not seek his luck, luck seeks its man.

4 – A wise man remembers his friends at all times; a fool, only when he has need of them.

5 – Abundance is from activity.

6 – Good actions are never lost.

7 – Having two ears and one tongue, we should listen twice as much as we speak.

8 – He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it.

9 – If and When were planted and Nothing grew.

10 – It is not disgraceful to ask, it is disgraceful not to ask.

11 – Kind words will unlock an iron door.

12 – No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back.

13 – Patience is the key to paradise.

14 – There is no right way to do a wrong thing.

15 – Today’s egg is better than tomorrow’s hen.

16 – Tomorrow is another day.

17 – Two captains sink the ship.

18 – Two heads are better than one.

19 – Who gossips to you will gossip about you.

20 – Wish well, be well.

21 – You harvest what you sow.

 

Turkish Proverb - Patience is the Key to Paradise

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48 Danish Proverbs

Stop and Smell the Roses

 

1 – A bird may be ever so small, it always seeks a nest of its own.

2 – A bold attempt is half success.

3 – A bold man has luck in his train.

4 – A child must creep until it learns to walk.

5 – A crowd is not company.

6 – A fool only wins the first game.

7 – A friend’s frown is better than a fool’s smile.

8 – A good neighbor is better than a brother far off.

9 – A good pilot is not known when the sea is calm and the weather fair.

10 – A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

11 – A little stone may upset a large cart.

12 – A man’s character reaches town before his person.

13 – A penny in time is as good as a dollar.

14 – A short rest is always good.

15 – A slip of the foot may soon be recovered; but that of the tongue perhaps never.

16 – A willing helper does not wait until he is asked.

17 – Act honestly, and answer boldly.

18 – Advice after injury is like medicine after death.

19 – Age may wrinkle the face, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

20 – An old man’s sayings are seldom untrue.

21 – Another man’s burden is always light.

22 – Bad is never good until worse happens.

23 – Better a little furniture than an empty house.

24 – Better a little in peace and with right, than much with anxiety and strife.

25 – Better ask twice than lose your way once.

26 – Better half a loaf than none at all.

27 – Blame is the lazy man’s wages.

28 – Break one link and the whole chain falls apart.

29 – Faults are thick where love is thin.

30 – He that does not save pennies, will never have pounds.

31 – He that inquires much, learns much.

32 – It is best to be on the safe side.

33 – It is easy to manage when fortune favors.

34 – It is easy to sit at the helm in fine weather.

35 – “It will come back,” said the man, when he gave his sow pork.

36 – Keep your nose out of another’s mess.

37 – Kind words don’t wear out the tongue.

38 – Let deeds match words.

39 – Life begins at forty.

40 – Speaking silence is better than senseless speech.

41 – Speech is silver, but silence is golden.

42 – Speedy execution is the mother of good fortune.

43 – Stop and smell the roses.

44 – That which must be, will be.

45 – Where you cannot climb over, you must creep under.

46 – You can have too much of a good thing.

47 – You may always find an opportunity in your sleeve, if you like.

48 – You may force a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink.

Danish Proverb - Stop and Smell the Roses
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Fyodor Dostoevsky Bibliography

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 – 1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Dostoevsky’s literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia, and engage with a variety of philosophical and religious themes.

Fyodor Dostoevsky - Major Works

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Novels and novellas

 

Short stories

 

Essay collections

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Olympic Games Timeline

Olympic Games Timeline

Winter Olympics 1924 to Present Day

1 – 1924 – Chamonix, France

2 – 1928 – St Moritz, Switzerland

3 – 1932 – Lake Placid, USA

4 – 1936 – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

5 – 1940 – Cancelled due to World War Two

6 – 1944 – Cancelled due to World War Two

7 – 1948 – St Mortiz, Switzerland

8 – 1952 – Oslo, Norway

9 – 1956 – Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

10 – 1960 – Squaw Valley, USA

11 – 1964 – Innsbruck, Austria

12 – 1968 – Grenoble, France

13 – 1972 – Sapporo, Japan

14 – 1976 – Innsbruck, Austria

15 – 1980 – Lake Placid, USA

16 – 1984 – Sarajevo, Yugoslavia

17 – 1988 – Calgary, Canada

18 – 1992 – Albertville, France

19 – 1994 – Lillehammer, Norway

20 – 1998 – Nagano, Japan

21 – 2002 – Salt Lake City, USA

22 – 2006 – Turin, Italy

23 – 2010 – Vancouver, Canada

24 – 2014 – Sochi, Russia

25 – 2018 – Pyeong Chang, South Korea

26 – 2022 – Beijing, China

27 – 2026 – ?

 

 

What does the Dragon stand for in the Chinese New Year ?

The dragon dance is often performed during Chinese New Year. Dragons are legendary animals, but they are important to Chinese people who think of dragons as helpful, friendly creature. They are linked to good luck, long life and wisdom. They are nothing like the fierce, fire-breathing Western dragons that carry off princesses and eat people. Chinese Dragons are associated with storm clouds and life-giving rain. They have special powers so they can fly in the air, swim in the sea and walk on land.

Chinese Dragon

Why does Chinese New Year start in February ?

The Chinese calendar is based on moon cycles.

  • The Chinese calendar is categorized as lunisolar, meaning it takes into account both the moon and the sun.
  • The calendar originated over 5,000 years ago during the Shang Dynasty. With the Chinese calendar, days begin at midnight and end the following midnight. Months begin with the first phase of the moon (also known as the new moon or dark moon) and end before the next.
  • The start of the Chinese calendar usually falls on the date of the second new moon after the winter solstice, as the winter solstice must occur within the 11th month of the calendar between January 21 and February 21.
  • Each year is symbolized with one of 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac (also known as Shengxiao, translated literally to “birth likeness”). Those born within each year are said to exhibit certain personality traits, much like in Western astrology.

 

Why does Chinese New Year start in February